BP 5125.1 Release of Directory Information

KPBSD Policy Manual

BP 5125.1


Directory information means information contained in an education record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

The Superintendent may use student directory information in school publications and may authorize the release of directory information to representatives of the news media, prospective employers, post-secondary institutions, military recruiters, legislators, or nonprofit or other organizations. Directory information consists of the following: student's name, mailing address, telephone number, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status, degrees, honors and awards received, scholarship eligibility, and most recent previous school attended.

(cf. 5128 Alaska Performance Scholarship)

Directory information may not include a student's social security number or student identification number, unless the student identification number qualifies as an electronic identifier. An electronic personal identifier is an ID used by a student to gain access to student electronic services such as on-line registration, on-line grade reporting, or on-line courses. These electronic personal identifiers may be disclosed as directory information so long as the identifier cannot be used by itself to gain access to educational records but must be combined with a PIN or other access device.

The District, before making directory information available, shall give public notice at the beginning of each school year of the information which it has designated as directory information. This notice shall also identify all disclosures required by state and federal law, unless parents opt out of such disclosure. The District shall allow a reasonable period of time after such notice has been given for parents/guardians to inform the District that any or all of the information designated should not be released. The District may provide parents with the ability to limit disclosure to specific parties or for specific purposes, as determined by the District.

Directory information shall not be released regarding any student whose parent/guardian notifies the District in writing that such information may not be disclosed. Directory information shall not be released for personal or commercial purposes. E 5125.1 Directory Information Parent Opt-Out Form is provided for this purpose. Parents may not, by opting out of directory information, prevent a school from requiring a student to identify him or herself, or to wear or carry a student ID or badge.

The District may disclose directory information about former students without meeting the requirements of this section.

Legal Reference

            ALASKA STATUTES           

           14.03.113 District determination of scholarship eligibility

          14.30.745 Provision of student information to academy

          14.43.930 Scholarship program information

          14.43.810-849 Alaska Merit Scholarship Program



          20 U.S.C. § 1232g

            No Child Left Behind Act, 20 U.S.C. § 7908 (2001)

            USA Patriot Act, § 507, P.L. 107-56 (2001)



            4 AAC 43/-1—900 Alaska Performance Scholarship Program



            34 C.F.R Pt 99 as amended, December 2011


Revised: 8/3/2015